Dear brothers and sisters, I feel like I am starting to get a reputation for asking questions on the forum instead of partaking in certain threads, but here I am again. I am a former nonconfessional baptist, now attending a reformed church. I was thinking about justification and the forgiveness of sins. When the Bible speaks of that we have been justified by faith, and have received the forgiveness of sins, does this also include future sins? In the sense of automatically? It seems strange to allready be forgiven for something not yet happened. I know that Jesus died for all my sins and I believe this. But the fact that he died for all my sins on the cross, does not mean that I was forgiven on the cross, now does it? Forgiveness comes through faith in Christ crucified. Now the Bible speaks often about confession of sins (the Lords Prayer and I find most directly: 1 John 1:9) If we confess our sins He is faithfull and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Is this an actual remitting of sins, as in the sense, an actual (re)application of Christ' atonement? That we receive forgiveness everytime we, by faith, plead to His blood? I believe this is how the Lutherans see it. Does this mean that from the moment we sin, till the moment we take time in prayer to confess, we are in fact, unclean? Does anyone have some good sources from a reformed perspective. I tried google but most search results turn out to be roman catholic.